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Father’s Day, that semi-holiday stuck sort of in-between and around Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July will be celebrated Sunday, June 14. … more
RALEIGH — During 2018, North Carolina lost some 338,000 private-sector jobs, or 9.1% of the total. Did you happen to notice this economic catastrophe? I doubt it, because North Carolina … more
In his book, “Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life,” Chuck Swindoll develops a picturesque theme of how the seasons of our lives seem to follow the seasons of the year. Now, living in North … more
It’s hard to believe we need to have this conversation in this day and age. But if we don’t keep having it, at some point we might not be allowed to have it. Question: What is free speech? Or, … more
Remember those ad jingles, show introductions and songs or tunes contained within certain 1950s and ‘60s TV shows that somehow found their way into our brains and got stuck there? Here are some … more
I felt most fortunate to be able to participate and play in team sports during my high school years. Our coach had placed a large sign over the basketball court time clock and scoreboard that read, … more
For as long as newspapers have been in existence, starting with the first one published in England in 1665, mistakes have shown up in most if not all of them. With few exceptions, none were made on … more
“We are not supposed to judge,” is a remark often heard when people consider the rightness or wrongness of current lifestyles or practices such as sexual perversion, abortion, illegitimacy, … more
If you watched any TV weather reports over the past couple of weeks — and who didn’t? — you no doubt heard the term “I-95 corridor” being used, abused and tossed about by every reporter and … more
“Imagine what would be possible right now with ideas that are bold enough to meet the challenges of our time, but big enough, as well, that they could unify the American people [like the 9/11 … more
Everything’s changing. At least it seems that way. I don’t remember a time when life has been so varied, so uncertain, in so many areas. Change is happening all around me and is soon to happen … more
As we all know from watching our TV weather reports, tornadoes are not only among the most vicious and dangerous forces in nature — they’re also highly unpredictable. Apparently the only thing … more
I don’t know what you call it. It could be a “bog.” It could be a “swamp.” It could even be a “marsh,” but regardless of what it’s called, God’s message was loud and clear. My … more
In December 2000, it was my distinct honor to assist in planning and leading the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to Cuba on its first agribusiness delegation to the Republic of Cuba since … more
In her book “Total Truth,” Nancy Pearcey writes: “When we obey the Cultural Mandate, we participate in the work of God himself, as agents of his common grace, entering upon a lifelong quest to … more
I love the word of God. You can read the same passage for years, then, out of the blue, God speaks and reveals himself in a different way. For instance, I considered myself very familiar with the … more
Some years ago now, the newspaper I worked for thought it best to cover the West Johnston High School graduation because of a threat of violence there. The school system said that was fine so long as … more
The U.S. Navy confirms that three online videos showing two military air encounters with what it calls “unexplained aerial phenomena,” and the rest of us call “unidentified flying objects” … more
While meatless burgers might be fine for some, I just don’t think they’re for me. I have never been a fan of meat substitutes of any kind, so I did not get excited when several fast food … more
Let’s cut to the chase. Our Founding Fathers were obsessed with a concern of foreign nations interfering with our elections and influencing our domestic political discourse. In President George … more
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